#CraniotesCraniates – The Hamilton PSR MTXBy Adam Craniotes
Hamilton Takes the Red Pill
In 1999, the Wachowskis’ sci-fi film The Matrix took audiences for a peek behind the curtain and opened their eyes to a world beyond reality. In doing so, it created an entirely new paradigm for cinema. Much in the same way, Hamilton — under the auspices of Pulsar — also created an entirely new paradigm, in this case for re-coding the passage of time with the world’s first digital watch. Today, the two cross paths with the simultaneous releases of The Matrix Resurrections and the limited edition PSR MTX.
Kansas is about to Go Bye-Bye
Back in 1970, Hamilton unveiled the world’s first digital watch, the limited edition Pulsar P1 — a solid gold testament to American ingenuity and entirely new way of telling time. With the subsequent introduction of the production P2 in 1973, Pulsar cemented itself into horological history and, in the process, found itself on the wrists of celebrities and boldfaced names like Keith Richards, Jack Nicholson, Joe Frazier and Gianni Agnelli. Everyone, it seemed, wanted to “jack into” the new reality that Pulsar so ably reflected.
Indeed, however quaint the conceit might seem today, Pulsar represented nothing less than a revolution in the way that people told time. With the P2, the future was no further away than the push of a button, and what better watch to help usher in the latest chapter in The Matrix universe?
The Matrix has You
To help the PSR get into character, Hamilton has seen fit to give it a makeover that reflects the movie’s chic, retro-futuristic vibe. To this end, the stainless steel case has been refinished in black PVD while a green dual-layer OLED/LCD screen shines from beneath a raised sapphire crystal. Around back we find the iconic “digital rain” pattern in which is hidden the LE number and watch information. (It’s worth noting here that the green display is not without precedent, as one of Pulsar/Hamilton’s last and most highly sought after models is the so-called “Greenie,” which, at least until now, was the only green LED watch they ever produced.)
There Is No Spoon
So, the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Will the PSR MTX be featured in the movie? Alas, the answer is no. That said, it’s all too easy to imagine one in action with Neo, Trinity and Morpheus as they battle The Machines and strive to free humanity once and for all. For our part, we can’t wait to show our solidarity with Zion with a PSR MTX on the wrist as we watch our heroes do their thing. Should you feel similarly, we suggest that you don’t wait. If the success of the gold PVD LE from 2020 is anything to go by, these will move as fast as Neo putting the smack-down on Agent Smith.
HAMILTON PSR MTX
Movement: Digital quartz
Functions: Hours and minutes
Case: 40.8 x 34.7mm stainless steel case with black PVD coating; 13.3mm think; water-resistant to 100m
Dial: Green LCD & OLED hybrid display
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet with black PVD coating
Price: USD 995
Availability: Limited edition of 1999 pieces
More information: hamiltonwatch.com
The Matrix Resurrections releases worldwide in theaters December 22nd, 2021